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UACES Microgrant Report: Getting to the 2023 IMO Revised GHG Strategy

Joseph Earsom |

Although international shipping accounts for approximately 3% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, its share of global emissions is projected to continue to rise in the coming decades. Joseph Earsom's UACES microgrant report details their experience as an academic attendee of MEPC 80.

A Quiet Steady Dance

eu!radio |

Every Monday, a member of the international academic association ‘UACES’ will address a current topic linked to their research,  we welcome Dr Malin Stegmann-McCallion again, from the University of Karlstad. Listen to the podcast on eu!radio.     In January, you gave us an outline on the Swedish Council Presidency, making good use of the “official Spotify […]

Mission Impossible? Challenges to the implementation of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement

Crossroads Europe |

by Bruno Luciano and Cairo Junqueira This article is based on research presented at the UACES Graduate Forum Research Conference 2021 (17-18 June, online). The conference was supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the […]

The Council ‘repairs’ EU transparency rules informally

JCMS |

Analyses of EU transparency traditionally focus on its legal development with little attention to informality. In such accounts, the Council of the EU is routinely understood as an obstructionist force blocking the expansion of transparency, only to be strong-armed into concessions by external pressure. However, in the Environment Council, a formation of the Council of […]

The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward?

Michèle Knodt, Jonas Schoenefeld |

The EU is facing a key challenge in climate and energy governance. It has agreed to address climate change under the Paris Agreement, and put forward increasingly ambitious policy targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050. However, it is increasingly struggling to fulfil them. The European Green Deal and the proposed European Climate Law reinforce the […]

The work programme of the European Court of Auditors: adjusting audits and special reports to Covid-19

eufinacco |

On 30 October 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published its Work Programme for the year 2020, listing all the upcoming priorities, main challenges and key concerns for the EU’s finances. The 2020 Work Programme covers a wide range of areas and related problems the EU is currently facing, among them: the sustainable use of natural resources, migration, […]

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